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Modiolus metcalfei   (Hanley, 1843)

yellowbanded horse mussel

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to the Philippines; north to Japan and south to Indonesia.
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Short description
Shell rather inflated, roughly triangular and elongate-ovate in outline. Anterior margin short, slightly protruding anteriorly beyond the umbones. Posterodorsal margin straightish, forming a rather sharp angle with the produced, roundly wedge-shaped posterior margin. Ventral margin long and nearly straight in the posterior 2/3, recurved anteriorly. Outer surface smoothish, with only fine concentric growth marks, frequently eroded towards the umbones. Periostracum hairs not branched, developed on posterior half of the of valves. Hinge line smooth, without teeth or crenulations. Anterior adductor scar present. Internal margins smooth. Colour: outside of shell dull olive-brown, often with a median yellowish radial band. Interior pearly, pale greyish blue to purple.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Attached to pebbles or to mangrove prop roots, on muddy bottoms of sheltered bays, especially in areas under the influence of freshwater supply. Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of 25 m (Ref. 348). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High